Goose Creek Road

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Goose Creek Road, an easy 1.9-mile out-and-back trail, is located in the Trail Creek Canyon area of the Gallatin National Forest. The road is graded dirt, with mild ruts, rolling bumps, gentle climbs, and tight turns. Water and mud may be present on parts of this trail after rain or when snow is melting. There are a few nice views of the valley from the road, but the trail passes through private land until you see the sign marking the forest service boundary. The woods in this area are quite scenic, with large trees spaced far apart with no branches for the first 15 - 20 feet of trunk. Look for signs of old mines along the trail, as there was a lot of mining activity in this area. The trail ends in a large dirt parking lot that serves the gated dirt bike, ATV, and UTV trailhead. Dispersed camping is permitted in the area of the parking lot, according to the Forest Service. A few flat areas to set up a tent were observed, but no fire rings or proper campsites were present.